Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 17-MAR-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Lent 2 – When some Pharisees warned Jesus that he should go into hiding because Herod had plans to arrest him, Jesus responded by asking the Pharisees to take a message back to "that fox"; and he went on to liken himself to a hen striving to protect her family. When a fox attacks a hen, the hen does not abandon her chickens. In a show of extravagant sacrificial love she is inevitably killed, laying down her life for others. She protects the vulnerable by gathering the victims into a community where the love of the mother lives on even after her death. Where we encounter "fox" power, the desire to control or manipulate with little regard for consequences, Jesus stands there as "hen", wounded breast bared and wings outstretched, to gather us into the community of friendship and the grace of God.
Luke 13: 31-35

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